Feel Good Factor
Feel Good Factor (FGF) has been supporting people in Leeds to improve their health and wellbeing for over 10 years. Based in Chapeltown, we work with communities all across the city, providing activities, projects and services to improve access to health opportunities for some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people. Our Healthy Lives, Healthy Homes project promotes and supports healthy independent living for older people, mainly from Black Minority Ethnic (BME) communities in the Chapeltown and Harehills areas of Leeds.
- 10 November 2014
- Yorkshire and Humber
- Health, Voluntary Sector
- Local Alliances:
- Leeds Dementia Action Alliance, Yorkshire & Humber Dementia Action Alliance
1. Action Plan
1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?
The Oasis Café meet every Wednesday and enjoys a variety of reminiscence activities, music, quizzes, crafts, story-telling, relaxation and lots more.
On the last Wednesday of the month we run a dedicated café with reminiscence sessions for people with dementia and their carers. We aim to help older people, including people with dementia, make informed choices through access to information and services.
We offer support to help minimise social isolation, and support people to participate in activities, maintain independence and live comfortably in their home.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
We need to work with our local communities to raise awareness and help identify and support people who would enjoy the friendship and support of coming to The Oasis Café and Feel Good Factor activities.
Healthy Lives Healthy Homes is a funded, time-limited project so we also hope to secure longer-term funding so that the project can continue beyond 2016.
Welcome people with dementia to the Oasis Cafe
We will continue to develop dedicated sessions to support people with dementia and carers to access the Oasis Café, and work with our partners (Trinity United Church and the Alzheimer’s Society) to deepen our understanding of how we can best support people with Dementia.
Dementia Friends Champion training
We have already attended the training (done) and will continue to roll out awareness sessions for staff, volunteers and external tutors at Feel Good Factor. We will also work with different activity classes to raise awareness of dementia with service users.
Making our FGF building more Dementia friendly
We will work with our stakeholders to decide how we can help to make our main building more ‘dementia friendly’.